Many of you may have known Margaret from AOL's genealogy chat years ago. She was active with both Azores and Madeira research. I think she was a member of this group at one time. She had been slowly down with research the last couple of years and using her computer less and less.
I got word that she passed away earlier this week at the age of 94. She and I had a special connection. When she contacted via email many years ago, we began to compare names. We never found a close relationship in our tree. What we found was that she grew up with all my Pacheco and de Braga cousins in Oakland. She was close to many of them because her father had been sponsored by one of my great great uncles and had lived with the family when he first came here. Her input to my family tree was invaluable. You can have names, dates, and places, but knowing someone who knew your grandfather or your great great aunt personally is invaluable. The stories she shared with me added a wealth of depth to my family history that I could not have gotten from documentation alone. She will be greatly missed! -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Azores Genealogy" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to azores+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/azores.